Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum by Harold HolzerLincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum by Harold Holzer

Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

byHarold Holzer, Dawn VogelEditorJohn Y. Simon

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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In February 2009, America celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and the pace of new Lincoln books and articles has already quickened. From his cabinet's politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history. And eachyear historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents.Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guide Pub to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story - a brilliant gathering of fresh scholarship by the leading Lincoln historians of our time. Brought together by The Lincoln Forum, they tackle uncharted territory and emerging questions; they alsotake a new look at established debates - including those about their own landmark works.Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy - from Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln's private life and Jean Baker on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in wartime.The eighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln's world - religion and politics, slavery and sovereignty, presidential leadership and the rule of law, the Second Inaugural Address and the assassination. In his 1947 classic, Lincoln Reconsidered, David Herbert Donald confronted theLincoln myth. Today, the scholars in Lincoln Revisited give a new generation of students, scholars, and citizens the perspectives vital for understanding the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln.
John Y. Simon is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commi...
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Title:Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln ForumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:398 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.08 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823227375

ISBN - 13:9780823227372

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"Lincoln Revisited is a highly readable and useful guide to scholarship on the eve of the Lincoln bicentennial."